Air Power Is Sea Power

By Commander Logan C. Ramsey, U. S. Navy
July 1941
“The Air has but a chosen few!All others will be damned!There is no room aloft for you,We can’t have Heaven crammed!”THE ANALOGIES between any new military appliance and those previously ...

When the Monitor Went Down

By Harrison P. Martin
July 1941
Although more has been written about the U.S.S. Monitor than about I any other vessel in our naval history, the accounts which give in such great detail the story of ...

Navigability: A New Supreme Court Interpretation

By A. L. Shalowitz, Cartographic Engineer, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
July 1941
A decision of more than passing interest to both the engineering and legal professions has recently been delivered by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of ...

Oil for the World's Navies

By Rear Admiral Harry A. Stuart, U. S. Navy, and R. G. Tracie, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Navy Department
July 1941
The purpose of this article is to state some rather obvious facts relating to petroleum; to show where oil comes from, where the world’s principal refineries are located, and to ...

The Caribbean—An American Lake

By Lieutenant Commander Ephraim R. McLean, Jr., U. S. Navy
July 1941
REAR ADMIRAL ALFRED THAYER MAHAN once wrote, “One thing is sure. In the Caribbean Sea is the strategical key of two great oceans, the Atlantic and Pacific; our own maritime ...


By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
July 1941
The present state of Colombia included for four centuries the republic now known as Panama. The first discoveries in the original Colombia were made in the Gulf of Darien in ...

The Coast Guard as a Naval Asset

By Chief Boatswain Frank C. Herold, U. S. Coast Guard
July 1941
Semper Paratus”A treatise on the Coast Guard is considered fitting at this time due to the fact that the Coast Guard “shall operate under the Treasury Department in ...

Naval Strategy in the Sino-Japanese War

By Shi-Fu Wang
July 1941
“Even coast defense, however, although essentially passive, should have an clement of offensive force, local in character, distinct from the offensive navy of which nevertheless it forms a part.”— A. ...

Marine Parachute Training

By Captain R. H. Williams, U. S. Marine Corps
July 1941
Marines have been undergoing training as parachutists at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, since November 1,1940.TrainingDepending somewhat on the weather, it takes 5 to 6 weeks to train ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

July 1941
The First Lieutenant: A Relic of the Days of Sail(See page 506, April, 1941, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander E. F. May, U. S. Navy.The title of the article is very ...

Book Reviews

July 1941
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
July 1941
FROM MAY 10 TO JUNE 10AMERICA AND THE WARUnlimited Emergency. —On May 27 the President of the United States proclaimed that in view of the imminence of war “an unlimited ...

Professional Notes

July 1941
UNITED STATESOrdnance Metallurgy—The Functions and Personnel of the Ferrous Advisory BoardArmy Ordnance, May-June, by Brig. Gen. R. W. Case. —The Ordnance Department Metallurgical Advisory Board as originally established in 1923 ...

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